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senator shelby gave his support. a vote is expected next week. 15 g.o.p. senators urged president obama yesterday to withdraw his nomination saying hagel lacked bipartisan support and the confidence to do the job. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house today arriving in washington, dc, yesterday, and is the 5 the prime minister of japan since president obama took office. they will meet today at a time of high tension stoked by a territorial dispute between japan and china. he is a keen advocate of stronger relations withed withed with, that remain key to policy in asia. >> not korea will allow phoners to visit to tweet, skype, and serve the internet on their cell phones or other mobile devices. the big decision follows last month's visit by google executive chairman. a mobile link provider will launch a network by march 1 available only to foreigners, not to those living in north korea. >> they are taking to the street to demand action on immigration reform. why these students say their families are suffering. >> an out of this world opportunity, y
million undocumented immigrants here. the white house says president obama wants to be prepared in case a small bipartisan group of senators fails to come up with reform plan. the administration is weighing an option to allow immigrants to become legal residents in eight years. some children are undocumented immigrants in the bay area talked to us about it. >> my dad, to not be scared, because my dad is scared. >> some say the plan's big of the problem is it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship or adequately deal with future immigrants. senator rubio who is working on a senate plan says the president's plan if proposed would be dead on arrival. >> the coast guard plans to interview more people who were on a ferry that collided with a small boat in san francisco bay last saturday as at the golden gale transit ferry left sausalito for san francisco. you can see the damage to the boat. two men are in the hospital with reports that the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with the ms san francisco. no one on board the ferry was hurt. the five crew are on leave w
that coming up. >> president obama today is campaigning for gun reform laws outside of washington. he will meet with law enforcement experts about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the ban to install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano, will talk with police around the country about securing the borders. >> today could be the day that boy scouts ends a ban on bays. they will replace the ban with a policy to individual troop sponsors determining their own policy at the local level. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great institution. he serves as honorary president of the organization and hopes leaders will vote to make it more inclusive. >> in london tourists witnessed chaos during the changing of the guard outside the buckingham palace when a man brandished two knives. police moved in and took him down with a taser. tourists captured this on cameras and phones and posted them on youtube. >> they tazed him in a couple of seconds. >> police say
to go. >> president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast underway in washington, dc, right new. the president is scheduled to address matters of faith. these are live pictures from the prayer breakfast. the president has not begun speaking. the event is sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation held at the hilton international hotel and provides a venue for president obama to deliver the first major remarks to america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last may. >> house democrats will unveil 15 proposals for curbing gun violence on capitol hill. the proposals resemble the president's plan including a call for banning assault weapons, barring magazines that carry more than ten rounds, and requiring background checks on all gun sales. support is coming from california. this afternoon, gun safety advocates in san francisco will hold a vigil at the federal building at 7th and mission street. in sacramento the senate will announce legislation to close loopholes involving firearms regulation in california. >> the marin county district attorn
and eric? >> president obama is preparing the state of the union address which he will deliver to a joint session of congress tomorrow night and raising several key issues in the second term including jobs, the federal budget, gun control, immigration, and climate change. the white house says the president will be focusing on social media to outline the proposals with 100 people invited to participate in an online panel when he wrapped up. florida senator rub eye will give the republican response to the president's address, and you can watch the state of the union address live here on abc7 and at abc7news.com tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m. >> did you fill up your tank over the weekend? coming up, the sticker shock felt by the bay area drivers. >> the number one dog show is underway this morning and we will look at the unusual k ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy.
to the six people with died protecting children at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will present them to surviving family members at a white house ceremony today. presidential citizen medals are given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> we will learn more soon about the mysterious 2001 murder of the congressional intern from modesto. a judge in the washington, dc, ordered scripts from hearings of december and january be released to the public in a week. the closed hearings could signal problem with the prosecution of the defendant, the illegal immigrant from el salvador was convicted in 2010 of murdering levy who had a relationship with a local congressman. >> the cost of deporting undocumented students. a berkeley math whiz crunches the numbers. >> are the days numbered for th >> it is now 4:51, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit of the city of oakland to keep the largest medical marijuana dispensary open and ruled that the center can contin
new technology. >> president obama is holding a white house event this morning to call on congress to avert automatic budget cuts to take effect in ten days, the $85 billion takes place march 1, rutting in the fur lower of federal workers by april and state and local government could lose federal funding and the president is pushing for blend of spending cuts and new taxes but republicans say new taxes should not be included. abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama. dan will talk with the president at white house tomorrow in live reports from washington, dc, starting this evening at 5:00 right here on abc7 news. >> hillary clinton is about do go on the speaking of circuit, stepping down in february as secretary of state and now hired an agency that handles her husband to represent her in lining up speaking engagements and will earn well into six figures for each speech. former president clinton has made $89 million in speaking fees since leaving office 12 years ago. >> we are in for some rain here and other states are dealing with wicke
court will hear where this is constitutional next month. with only three days, president obama heads to virginia to highlight the impact of $85 million in automatic budget cuts looming over the united states. the president will speak at the newport news shipbuilding yard today. defense cuts would sharply affect the industrial city where the navy makes aircraft carriers and submarines. the president will, again, call on republicans to sign off on a new debt reduction plan that includes both budget cuts and higher tax revenues through the closing of loopholes and deductions. waking up? not terribly cold this morning. if you look behind me, bay bridge lights so pretty, and it is very clear. >> absolutely. that is one thing we have with the dry air the fact that there is a lab of fog. visibility is unlimited but at half moon bay it is down to four miles, not too bad. winds are calm at he to five miles per hour in most areas with a northeast wind in santa rosa at ten miles per hour but that is why the temperatures are 41 degrees right now with the winds keeping your air from getting stagn
hook elementary school. president obama will present the surviving family members with the medals next week at a white house ceremony given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> next, the wild roundup on an east bay road. drivers encounter a creature better suited for the desert. >> florida teen talks back to a judge and pays the price. >> health news affecting pregnancy women. >> good morning, on wednesday. now, a live look on the bay. gorgeous. clear. that is why it is colder. mike nicco has the forecast ahead. authorities are investigating the death of $50,000 in copper piping. someone game with the property is probably responsible because it looks they use add key to get in the locked gates of the camp which was established by the city of concord 40 years ago. we did a profile on a summer youth program there in 2006. >> a silicon valley firm faces questions this morning. according to san jose mercury news a start-up is being penalized for bringing
the test irresponsible and a vie haitian of u.n. security council actions^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple any
for health reasons. >> president obama is headed to north carolina to rally support for the job creation and economic proposals he unveiled in the "state of the union" address. he said he wants congress to focus on improving voting procedures, raising minimum wages and lowering energy use. corporate profits have skyrocketed while wages have barely budged saying now is the time for comprehensive tax reform. >> a tax code that lowers incentives to move job overseas and lowers tax jobs for manufacturers jobs here in the united states of america, that is what tax reform can deliver and what we can do together. >> in the republican response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> tax increases and deficit spending you propose will hurt middle class appeals. it will cost them their raises, their benefits, and it may cost them their jobs. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on the president's agenda that has a chance of passing. >> facebook c.e.o. duck -- is hosting a fundraising for new jersey governor chris creditty who is seen
to be president obama's new pentagon chief unless the white house gives more information on the deadly attack in september on the consulate in benghazi, libya. hague sell a former republican senator from nebraska and twice wounded vietnam combat veteran. democrats hold a 55-45 edge in the senate but they need the support of five republicans to clear the way for up-or-down vote. >> medical personnel will be needing the 4,000 people above the crippled carnival cruise ship when it docks in alabama this morning. it is towed slowly from the gulf of mexico by two tugboats after a crippling engine fire on sunday. food is scarce, there is no air conditioning, and bathrooms are backing up. in new orleans there are 15,000 hotel rooms and passengers get a full refund and discounts on future cruises. >> baking barriers with baseball. >> and a big event in the san francisco zoo in time for valentine's >> good morning, everyone. >> you can see in this shot power is out right now to the entire island, middle part of your screen is all dark. that is treasure island. this is a look from the camera on mount ta
obama made the first overtures to republicans on immigration reform with phone calls to three key senators. the president called john mccain, graham and rubio, after rubio called a leaked white house immigration plan half baked and seriously flawed. rubio took the president's call while in jerusalem and says he told the president he feels good about the ongoing senate negotiations. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journalist to interview the president at the white house and that will air tonight at abc7 and he will tweet from washington, dc, as well. >> we could learn if the blade runner, oscar pistorius, is granted bail as he awaits trial in the death of his model girlfriend. it is reported that the prosecution and defense have been argued over where oscar pistorius stood when the shots were fired. the prosecution believes he was standing inside the bathroom. the defense saying he was the hallway. also, south africa police say they found two boxes of testosterone and needles in oscar pistorius' bedroom. the lawyer says it was an herbal remedy. katie marzullo is fo
in damage. tankers can no longer sail in heavy fog when they are headed out of the bay. >> the obama administration is quickly considering urging the united states supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. dan ashley was the only bay area reporter to talk one-on-one with the president yesterday and raised expectations among opponents when he spoke of equality for gays and lesbians during the inaugural address and asked the president about it. >> being debated or considered in the supreme court next month, what will your administration do? >> well, the solicitor general is still looking at this. i have to make sure i am not interjecting myself too much into the process particularly when we are not party to the case but obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> the president has until february 24 to file a "friend of 9 court" brief with the entire interview on our website at abc7news.com. they touch on lighter topics. >> dan is a golfer and the president play add round with tiger woods and i imagine that ca
. president obama is meeting with the governors today as they push lawmakers to avoid the automatic cuts taking affect on friday. the president spoke to many of them at a white house dinner. the administration officials released a report showing how the cuts could affect various states. california could loss 225,000 jobs, $670 million in federal grants, and more than $3 billion in defense and military revenue. >> breaking news from the vatican. the pope has accepted the resignation of the senior cardinal of britain who is stepping down. he is accused of inappropriate acts in relations with several former priests. he is the latest catholic leader to be tainted by allegations connected to the sex abuse scandal. he will not take part in next month's conclave toll elect the new pope. pope benedict has changed the rules of the conclave allowing the cardinals to start early if they will all arrive before the usual 15-day waiting period between his resignation and the start of the conclave. the former ambassador bishop of san francisco will be answering questions this morning about his upcoming
districts that favored g.o.p. incumbents. >> president obama and top members of congress and relatives are on happen when a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks is unveiled in washington, dc located in stat wary hall, the first full sized capital of an african-american woman inside the capitol. she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in in -- and began the civil rights movement. >> the real cause of and the c.e.o. of oracle is buying a small hawaiian airline after he bought most of the hawaiian island. they offer 224 weekly flights between the islands and the c.e.o. represent as major commitment by him to hawaii. no one is saying how much he is paying for the island air. >> a trip to the airport can be nerve wracking for anyone but a government official in china took it to a new level. check out this flight video on youtube, a top level government official and the family missed their flight not once, but twice, when the flight crew would not let them board the official smash computer equipment and they tried to bash in a gate door. police were called and he w
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